Things to Do on Long Island, June 21 to 27, 2015

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BAY SHORE Y.M.C.A. Boulton Center for the Performing Arts Madeleine Peyroux, jazz. June 24 at 8 p.m. $ 65. Los Straightjackets, roots music. June 27 at 8 p.m. $ 35. Gary Hoey, blues. June 28 at 8 p.m. $ 40. Y.M.C.A. Boulton Center for the Performing Arts …
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ad, with illustrations by Peter de Sève, whose drawings depicting the show's sheepish stars grinning under its tomato-splattered logo have anchored the irreverent marketing campaign. “We've never done anything like this in the 20 years we've been …
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Seattle’s Art-obsessed Hotel Max Debuts Pop Up Pop Art Show and Ultimate Seattle Pop Art Getaway Package

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 06, 2014

On Oct. 9, 2014, the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) will debut Pop Departures, an exhibition including boundary-pushing works by iconic Pop artists from the 1960s as well as works by subsequent generations of artists from the 1980s and today for whom Pop art was an inspiration. In keeping with the referential spirit of Pop itself, Hotel Max, Seattles home away from home for art lovers and boundary pushers, has transformed its lobby into a Pop art gallery displaying original works by the very same Pop masters featured in the museum exhibition including one of the most iconic images in Pop, Campbells Soup Can I Vegetable (F&S 48), a serigraph from 1968, by the artist most synonymous with the genre, Andy Warhol.

In addition to the famous soup can, Hotel Maxs lobby features one of Andy Warhols Flowers from 1964 and several more recent works by world-renowned Pop artists featured in the SAM show, including Money (With Space Between), a 13 color lithograph screen print by from 1994 by John Baldessari; Balloon Dog (Blue), a limited edition fine porcelain plate by Jeff Koons from 2003; and Five Flavored Fannie a 2006 color lithograph by Mel Ramos. All five works will be on display through January 11, 2015 when the SAM Pop Departures show closes.

For travelers who want the ultimate Seattle Pop departure, Hotel Max has partnered with SAM and Millers Guild, the hotels much-heralded new restaurant, to offer a Go Pop getaway package that pairs an artful stay in the heart of downtown with tickets to the exhibition and playful craft cocktails with a Warhol-worthy twist. Package guests will stay overnight at Hotel Max and receive two tickets to the SAM Pop Departures exhibition, a $ 25 gift certificate to the SAM gift shop, a 2 p.m. late checkout and two All Tomorrows Parties cocktails at Millers Guild.

Developed especially for the Go Pop package, the All Tomorrows Parties is a nod to a song from the Velvet Underground, the house band at Andy Warhols famed factory. Turning craft cocktails into performance art and giving guests who order it the 15 minutes of fame Warhol predicted, this banana daiquiri made with house aged Agricole rhum was inspired by Warhols cover art for the Velvet Undergrounds debut album, The Velvet Underground and Nico. When it is served, the restaurants bartenders in a nod to Warhols obsession with instant photography take a keepsake Polaroid of the guests as they serve the drink and give it to them. The All Tomorrows Parties cocktail at Millers Guild is priced at $ 14 and will be featured on the bar menu for the duration of the Pop Departures exhibition.

Information on the pop up Pop Art show at Hotel Max can be found at The Go Pop package at Hotel Max is bookable now for stays starting October 9, 2014 through January 11, 2015 and is priced from $ 189 per night, plus tax. To book, call 866-986-8087 or visit

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About Hotel Max

Located at 620 Stewart Street in downtown Seattle, just six blocks northeast of Pikes Place Market, the 163-room Hotel Max is at once a boutique hotel and a nontraditional art gallery where modern design interplays gracefully with original works of art and photography to create a one-of-a-kind experience. Hotel Max offers indulgent but essential amenities like Provenance Hotels signature Pillow, Spiritual and iPod menus and a You Got It button on every hotel phone for the most whimsical desire or typical need. Hotel Max can be found online at Reservations are available online or by phone at 866-986-8087.

About Provenance Hotels

Headquartered in Portland, Ore., Provenance Hotels develops award-winning urban boutique hotels with a distinct and deeply integrated art story. The portfolio includes Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Lucia and Sentinel in Portland, Ore., Hotel 1000 and Hotel Max in Seattle, Wash., Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Wash., and Hotel Preston in Nashville, Tenn. Provenance Hotels can be found online at

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Pryor Fine Art Gallery Reaches Milestone 25th Year

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 13, 2015

Widely acclaimed artist Susie Pryor opened her Atlanta gallery, Pryor Fine Art, 25 years ago creating a unique platform for artists to showcase their work. Pryor now celebrates a milestone anniversary. Her keen eye and understanding of the process are the cornerstones for the longevity of the business. Pryor Fine Art is uniquely positioned in the art world as a result of being artist owned and has stood the test of time and economic challenges.

After studying Art History at the University of Georgia and working for 10 years in the fashion industry, Pryor found herself seeking to reconnect with art and those who create it. Pryor launched the gallery in 1990 with a focus on finding emerging artists who would become the modern masters of today.

An art business set up by a painter is a rare business model, but it’s also the ultimate scenario for an entrepreneur to fully engage both sides of the brain. The gallery represents more than 60 artists from throughout the U.S. and Canada. Pryor divides her time between painting and searching for artists who share her aesthetic sensibilities and whose works fit her business objectives. I am often asked why I continue to do both,” she says, “Running the gallery challenges me to think in an analytical mode, and it is a refreshing break from my usual creative process.

Pryor Fine Art has launched the careers of dozens of artists by fostering long-standing partnerships based upon trust and understanding. Trust is the key ingredient,” she explains, “It’s the fertile root of all of our relationships.

Artist France Jodoin says, For me, being asked by Susie Pryor to join the roster of artists at Pryor Fine Art five years ago marked the beginning of an exceptional relationship. The dedication and professionalism of the gallerys staff was evident from day one and has never flagged.

One of the most fascinating elements of the business is working with so many talented artists, some of whom have been with me for more than 20 years, Pryor says, They share genuine emotion through their works and are able to create from a place within, a third level of consciousness that most of us never tap into. There is a comfort for artists to know that the art dealer understands their creative process first hand. Its true! I know all too well the drought of artist block, the highs of a breakthrough, and the daunting perils and constant uncertainties of earning a living by the act of creating, she says.

While the 5,500 square-foot gallery in Atlanta’s affluent neighborhood of Buckhead, has a strong hold on the abstract market, it is diverse in painting genre and sculpture, and it has a history of promoting painters of the figure. Pryor Fine Art reaches clients worldwide. Factors such as unprecedented customer service and the impact of technology have played a significant role in the gallerys success. Interior designers, the gallerys predominant market, utilize the gallerys savvy website and catalog as tools toward designing spaces and building collections. Boston Designer Cathie Skaletsky says, Pryor Fine Art is our first go-to for art; the selection is like no other gallery in the country, and the service is remarkable.

When asked what she looks for, Pryor concludes, An exceptional work of art will appear effortless. It will have a voice, it will draw you in, evoke an emotion, tell a story, and bring forth something never before touched or understood.

Pryor Fine Art is located at 764 Miami Circle, Suite 132, Atlanta, Georgia 30324, and offers one of the most extensive and exclusive collections of contemporary fine art in North America. For more information call (404) 352-8775 or visit

Samuel Lynne Galleries’ Artist, JD Miller, to Exhibit Work at Walter Wickiser Gallery in New York with a Show Titled JD Miller: Breaking the Color Barrier

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 13, 2015

Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to announce the opening reception of artist JD Millers exhibition Breaking the Color Barrier on May 28, 2015 from 6 8 pm at Walter Wickiser Gallery, 210 11th Avenue #303, New York City, NY 10001. Established in 1992, the Walter Wickiser Gallery aims to create a visual dialogue between art and artists of different cultures, and to remind audiences of arts ability to transcend cultural boundaries. The Walter Wickiser Gallery has received numerous reviews in ARTnews, Art In America, and many other internationally recognized publications. Artist will be in attendance at the opening reception. Exhibition will be on view through June 23, 2015.

Creating images, which extend into the space around them and meet us in our realm of the three-dimensional, JD Miller uses a sculptors application of oil paint to challenge the conventional strategies of his chosen medium. Millers paintings engage the viewer with dynamic contours, light play, and visibility, and reveal at every viewing angle a different insight into their conglomerate layers of positive energy.

I call myself a Reflectionist artist because I believe that the universe mirrors each of us in a unique way. My goal as an artist is to interpret that phenomenon, and my art is a multidimensional reflection of life and the way I perceive the world. JD Miller

Breaking the Color Barrier features JD Millers visually arresting abstract paintings, which combine his three-dimensional oil painting techniques with a precise and delightful command of color. With images that extend off the canvas and into the viewers space, and colors that have been personally mixed by Miller to capture light and appeal to our visual senses, his paintings undoubtedly demand attention. Millers creations continue to be unique, tactile worlds of color and shape that allow the viewer to penetrate into the depth of the universe through their artistic representations.

Throughout the creation process, JD Miller utilizes a multifaceted artistic language, which brings together the influences of music, sculpture, and chromatic expression to communicate and connect with the viewer. A traveler at heart, Miller draws constantly on scenic impressions and the influence of discovery. He is represented in numerous galleries and museums throughout the United States and involves himself with educational and charitable organizations. Just as venturing into Abstraction marked a remarkably successful new trajectory in Millers career, Breaking the Color Barrier represents an upward career projection for the already well-established artist into an entirely new art market. This is the first time that JD Miller will be represented in the heart of New York City in the cultural mecca that is the world-renowned art scene of the Chelsea neighborhood. Breaking the Color Barrier is set to thrill Millers audience with new material and give viewers a glimpse into his ever-changing creative vision.

To schedule an interview or exclusive press preview, please contact

Karen Bivins, Director of Samuel Lynne Galleries, 214.965.9027, Karen(at)SamuelLynne(dot)com

For a digital catalogue of JD Millers oeuvre, please use this link:

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Into The Wind: New Work by Greg Reiche at Pippin Contemporary

Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) February 20, 2015

Into The Wind at Pippin Contemporary will be a showing of Greg Reiches powerful new body of kinetic glass sculpture. For this one-man show, Reiche has created dynamic and poetic works that draw upon two basic energetic forces of nature prevalent in our natural southwestern environment: solar and wind power. Reiche integrates these elemental forces into iconic, evocative forms crafted from traditional sculptural materials of stone, metal, and glass. The show will run from May 20th through June 2nd, with an opening reception on May 22nd from 5-7pm at Pippin Contemporary.

Reiches sculpture ranges from monumental site-specific work to small tabletop pieces, both of which will be exhibited for Into The Wind. Stone and metal contribute a sense of timelessness, strength and solidity to his work, while reflective glass elements breathe life and energy into the static materials. Reiches responsive glass tiles make invisible aspects of the environment visible to the viewer, reflecting air movements as well as subtle changes in light and shadows. These basic sculptural elements transcend time and culture, and together create enduring and powerful works of art.

A native of New Mexico and current Santa Fe resident, Reiche has worked in a variety of mediums from ceramics to furniture design, but in the last twenty years has narrowed his artistic focus to sculpture. His site-specific work has been commissioned for public and private installations across the country, and he was recently named the 2015 Honorary Artist for ARTsmart New Mexico. Every year, this arts education non-profit chooses a notable artist to work with local high school students on creative projects. Selected artists for this title are distinguished not only in New Mexico but also throughout the world. Reiche joins a roster of celebrated Honorary Artists including Agnes Martin, Roxanne Swentzel, Tom Joyce, and Rebecca Tobey. His experience working with young artists refreshed Reiches creativity, which is sure to be reflected in his upcoming show.

For Into the Wind, Reiche has combined gently undulating iridescent and dichroic glass with powerful metal and stone forms. This dichotomy brings together both the basic physical elements of nature as well as energetic forces. The glasswork is alive with moving color and light, while other elements of the piece are quiet, strong, and still. By harnessing forces of nature within these graceful forms, Reiches sculptures become more than mere objects; they become experiences for the senses.

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Elvyn Lea Lodge Kicks off Second Season with June Nature and Arts Weekends & Events: Historic Property Near Walloon Lake Becomes New Northern Michigan Group Destination

Boyne City, Michigan (PRWEB) May 07, 2015

Elvyn Lea Lodge kicks off its second season with June nature and arts themed weekends and scheduled group events and retreats all year. The lodge will host a Weekend in Nature on June 6-7, to feature a bird walk through Elvyn Lea woods on Sunday morning guided by the Petoskey Regional Audubon Society. Guests will also enjoy the many recreational opportunities available in the area, including kayaking, cycling, and hiking.

The “Gathering of Friends” on June 27-28 presents an opportunity for artists and arts enthusiasts to enjoy a weekend together in northern Michigan, listening, learning, and relaxing in the informal setting at Elvyn Lea Lodge. Featured storytellers Woodsmoke Jim and Riverlark Mary Couling will lead discussion and activities, to include tips and guidance for aspiring storytellers as well as evening stories around the campfire. Open mic music is planned for Saturday. Those wanting to perform or share their craft during this special weekend are encouraged to contact Elvyn Lea as soon as possible for details.

The event coincides with the SOBO Arts Festival in Boyne City, and visiting SOBO artist Sarah Tule will wrap up the weekend with a beginning watercolor workshop on Sunday morning. Guests will have plenty of time to walk the trails on the 44 acre property and enjoy amenities in nearby Walloon Village and Boyne City.

In addition to special events, the lodge hosts planned visits by clubs, associations, families, and groups of friends and colleagues. “We operate as a retreat center rather than a daily use hotel,” explains owner Michael Farrier, who purchased the property in 2013 with wife Monica. “Our main focus is hosting groups with a shared interest or purpose.” While a five room minimum is normally required, the lodge will open its doors to individual lodgers during the June special event weekends. “We want to introduce new guests to Elvyn Lea and help them experience the best of northern Michigan,” says Monica Farrier. “These two special weekends showcase the natural beauty and rich pool of artistic talent that we have available in the Walloon and Boyne City area.”

Originally called The Village Inn, the lodge was originally constructed in the 1950s to house ski groups, and the new owners have been renovating, yet preserving the historic charm. Inside, the atmosphere is true northern Michigan, with a huge central fireplace as the focal point in the main lounge and log-beamed ceilings overhead. Some bunk beds have been replaced with new queen and king size beds, now outfitted with cozy fleece and flannel bedding. Other improvements include the addition of high speed Internet and AV equipment for presentations, new carpet and furnishings, and a fresh coat of paint. An upgraded kitchen provides meals with a new emphasis on local foods. Many ingredients are sourced from area farmers and Elvyn Lea’s own garden.

With the popularity of food and wine exploding in the area, culinary events and agritours present new opportunities for group visitors. The lodge accommodates both self-guided and motor coach tours, with ample space for bus parking on site. “After visiting area farms, farmers markets, and wineries, guests return here in the evening for a special meal prepared with fresh local ingredients,” says Monica Farrier. She is among the eager shoppers who flock regularly to the Boyne City Farmers Market, one of the best in northern Michigan. Local eggs and produce are on the breakfast menu at the lodge, which also hosts special meals with a farm market theme. A highlight of the summer here will be the annual Friends Farm Meal, a fundraiser for the Boyne City Farmers Market, to be held this year at Elvyn Lea on July 25.

The new owners plan to expand offerings to include weekend workshops and events with visiting artists and teachers, beginning with art and writing programs in the fall. __title__ Lodging & Events] and weekends with snowshoeing and live music all winter.

Elvyn Lea Lodge hosts special events and provides customized retreats and experiences for groups in an authentic northern Michigan Lodge setting. The historic lodge offers event services and group accommodations in a private wooded setting near Walloon Lake. The 44 acre property is located on M75 where Walloon Village meets Boyne City.

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Madcap Logic’s New ‘Creativity Express’ Suite of Apps Receives Top 5-Star Awards from the Educational App Store. They’re Creative Mobile Fun Parents Can Feel Good About!

Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) April 21, 2015

Look for ‘Art Education’ in the App Store, and you won’t find it. Sure, there’s Painting and Drawing, and Music, Geology, Astronomy and a host of other subjects. Still there’s no true category for Art – one that gives children the elements and principles of art in a way that they can understand, even have fun with. Madcap Logic is pleased to fill that niche with their new suite of Creativity Express Apps.

The Educational App Store has awarded all four Creativity Express Apps their to 5-star rating. All Apps are recognized for learning outcomes including Cognitive Development, Communication Skills, Collaboration Skills and Creative Development.

Each App is a set of four lessons, covering the full 16 lesson Creativity Express curriculum. The Apps move in sequence:

“Start with Art” contains the first four introductory lessons from Creativity Express. Start With Art begins the sequence of four apps, which cover the full 16 lessons of Creativity Express. The lessons in Start With Art are designed to begin a childs journey into the world of art, creativity, and visual learning.

Includes: Art as a Language, Messages in Art, Line, Shape & Form

“Color Smart” contains the second set of four lessons from Creativity Express. The lessons in Color Smart focus on color theory, the use of color in artwork to create an emotional response, and the chemistry and history of making paint.

Includes: Value, Color, Warm & Cool Colors, Making Paint

“Envision Art” contains the third installment of Creativity Express. The four lessons of Envision Art use the foundations of the previous apps to explore subtle but sophisticated techniques artists use to convey emotions and communicate through their work.

Includes: Eyes, Movement, Emphasis, Portraits

“Charting Art” contains the last four lessons of Creativity Express. These final lessons make cross-curricular connections to math and history, engaging children in more complex subjects using art as the compass.

Includes: Time, Math, Museums, Inspiration

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Animated art guides Tickles, Furnace, and Ruby lead children through four fun and engaging cross-curricular lessons designed to enhance your childs critical thinking skills and unlock their creativity and problem solving capability.
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These four apps are available individually, or as a discounted Bundle in the App Store.

About Madcap Logic:

Madcap Logic, LLC was founded in 2003 by former animators from The Walt Disney Company with a vision to re-define Art Education. Collaborating with professional educators they produced Creativity Express, a multi-award winning online curriculum that meets the National Standards for the Visual Arts. Sixteen cross-curricular lessons teach the elements and principles of art, with an added focus on empowering kids’ inner creativity, imagination and critical thinking skills. Today, Madcap Logic is known for developing fun, innovative educational products that help kids achieve a new understanding of the visual world around them. .

Madcap Logic’s ‘Character Lab’ App further showcases the company’s artistic talents with an innovative approach to messaging. ‘Character Lab’ allows for manipulation of characters, props and settings to create unique images that tell visually comic stories. Character Lab is available in the App Store.

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The Herb Alpert Foundation and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) announce the 2015 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts recipients

Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2015

The Herb Alpert Foundation and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) awarded the 21st Annual Herb Alpert Award in the Arts to five exceptional midcareer artists, presented at a lunch hosted by the Herb Alpert Foundation in Santa Monica on May 1st 2015.

Herb Alpert said of the 2015 HAAIA winners, Its exciting to be able to support these five unique artists who are always on the hunt for something they dont yet know, something real that touches us in a deep place. Whether they are writing a concerto, making a film, an installation, a ruckus or a dance, they always look for something special and original to say. These are artists with the passion, talent and the restlessness that never makes them stop. They HAVE TO make art not just for themselves but for all of US.”

The awards recognize past performance and future promise to artists working in Dance, Film/Video, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts; an outstanding candidate in each genre receives a prize of $ 75,000.

We are delighted to celebrate the winners of The Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, says Rona Sebastian, President of the Herb Alpert Foundation. Now in its 21st year, the program honors and supports five innovative and courageous midcareer artists, chosen for their vital work which embodies the transformative power of the arts. We look forward to their continued explorations and success.

The California Institute of the Arts, more commonly referred to as CalArts, has administered the awards since their inception. CalArts President Steven D. Lavine said, Nothing is more precious for artists than the gift of time to dive deeply into their work. But art is also almost always about generosity and sharing. The Herb Alpert Awards generously underwrite that creative time as well as the weeklong residency that each artist does at CalArts, allowing the Herb Alpert recipients to share generously with the next generation of art makers.

Each of this years winners makes us stop, draw on our own vulnerability, and extend our thinking, says Irene Borger, Director of the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. She describes why the 2015 winners were chosen.


Maria Hassabi, for changing the nature of spectatorship, for challenging conventional ideas about performance, for stripping away busyness and the ornamentation of dancing to allow for rare contemplative experience.


Sharon Lockhart, for her films which combine structural rigor, formal exactitude, exquisite beauty, intimate attention, commitment to a cinema of duration, and a sympathetic ethnographic eye in a postminimalist aesthetic entirely her own.


Julia Wolfe, for her fresh, uncompromising artistry, her vibrant, direct, and emotionally powerful works generous and bold in spirit and her engagement with socially conscious issues, a tradition that is passionately and unapologetically American to the core.


Taylor Mac, for his fierce, disarming, beautiful, transgressive, emotionally vulnerable work; for social critique disguised as glitter, ambitious scope, and for effervescently rearranging audiences perceptions while creating a great time.


Tania Bruguera, for the complexity, longevity, and urgency of her work, for her strong formal clarity and ongoing contribution to international conversations on freedom of speech and illegal immigration. The panel honors her for her commitment to resisting market pressures in order to seek an ethics of what art can do, and recognize the innovative ways she has reinvented the language of activism within contemporary culture.

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